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Harbor Side, California

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Harbor Side.

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How Far From Harbor Side to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Harbor Side to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Harbor Side to:

  • San Diego [Map], which is the Seat of San Diego County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 480 miles [772.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Harbor Side to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 28 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 19 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,266 miles [3,646.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 89 days and walking would take 129 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,630 miles [12,279.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 8,398 miles [13,515.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,369 miles [10,249.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Harbor Side ...

While the name Harbor Side is unique within California, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of California

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Lexington County

Our profile page for Harbor Side, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,058 miles [3,312 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Harbor Side. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harbor Side) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harbor Side. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6101, Longitude: -117.0814     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harbor Side have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Harbor Side to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 335.061 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.606 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.938 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Harbor Side.